Saturday, December 19, 2015

Five for Friday - I Made the TpT Newsletter!

Hello All!
Happy Weekend!
I'm back for this week's edition of Five for Friday hosted by Doodle Bugs Teaching.

The week started with an appearance by one of my products in the Teachers Pay Teachers newsletter!
I was, and continue to be, thrilled by this recognition.
I've been on TpT for about 3 years, and had sporadically submitted free items for the newsletter.
I have never been in the newsletter before.
The timing was right for the freebie I submitted:  my Candy Cane Science product.  
Check out that product HERE.
That's my item on the left, and it even got a good promo in the opening tag line of the email!
This past week has been amazing -
I've gained over a hundred followers on TpT
The product has been downloaded over 15,000 times!
I have already met my sales goal for December.
Over 75 people have left positive reviews of this product!
I am so thankful!
My students do small group review stations during our intervention time.
This week one of the stations was word building with letter tiles.
I put different types of letter tiles (magnets, foam, dice,and cardboard puzzle tiles) in holiday bags, and the students had to record words they made in the boxes on the tree sheet.

 We wrote thank you letters to our many parent volunteers.
We used Microsoft Word, and if you go the the "Design" tab in the home page of Word, there is a Page Borders option on the far right that allows you to easily insert a variety fun page borders.
 Do you use Plickers?
It's a fun way to do formative assessments with only one device, like an iPad or iPhone.
I used this app during an observation about two weeks ago, and my principal liked it so much he asked me to do a demonstration at a staff meeting this week.
So we did a fun 3-question quiz about The Grinch.
I made some fun wrapping paper with a coupon I got from Shutterfly!
That's my dog's picture in the midst of all that holiday color.
I think my gift recipients will love it!

We still have 2 days of school left this week.  Pray for me.....

Thanks for checking out this post!